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(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, in conjunction with the Austin Police Department SWAT team and the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, were involved in a barricade incident in Pflugerville, Texas, today. Kevin Dickson, 55, was...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Photopeerayut) The St. David's Foundation announces one-million dollars in grants to help area parks. Austin Mayor Pro-Tem Kathy Tovo said that help is certainly needed. “Having this partnership to improve and enhance parks across the City of Austin is so...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Thaiview) Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian said the Texas oil industry should be taking advantage of higher oil prices by increasing production, but he says it's having trouble finding enough workers to do that. Christian said that's because...
(Photo: Shutterstock by David Smart) The Lake Travis school district is considering changes to its voluntary drug testing policy called 'Leader for Life.' Deputy Superintendent Mary Patin said one of the recommendations involves extracurricular activities. "We are recommending...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Olena Yakobchuk) Already patrolling the Pfluggerville area, the Police Department has some new k9 units freshly trained to help them sniff out drug crime. The department's Helena Wright said the new Highway Interdiction Team is a necessary addition. "It...
The first-ever Austin Cannabis Entrepreneurs Conference winds down today but not without seeing a whole lot of money flow from Texas investors into the multi-million dollar industry. Patrick Rea, who co-founded and is managing director of Canopy Boulder which funds cannabis...
Today, students from at least 16 Austin schools are joining the Texas Capitol Walkout for Gun Safety to protest gun violence. The student-led event coincides with others taking place across the country during today’s “National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools,”...
A judge shot during an assassination attempt outside her Austin, Texas, home has told jurors that there were times she wanted to die following the 2015 attack. State District Judge Julie Kocurek testified Thursday that "at one point, I felt I was so damaged and I wanted to die...
Elon University in North Carolina has conducted a study of hundreds of residents in the 16 cities still in the running to become the home of Amazon's massive second headquarters. Within Austin, the results show most people are in favor of luring the online retail giant to the...